Salzburg is also the home of music. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg and lived here. Thanks to the keenness for music of the Archbishops, Salzburg was a common stop for musicians all over the world and fortunately this tradition has gone forward over the centuries. Today Salzburg is ... More still known for its annual Festival “Salzburger Festspiele” which offers a diversity of operas, concerts and theater plays.
Further the city is a popular place for musical and theatrical education and its schools are attended from many students all over the world.
The birth of Salzburg dates back to the year 696 when the missionary St. Rubert arrived and founded the Benedictine Monastery of St. Peters. The city was an independent church state ruled by the Archbishop. The organization of the spiritual leader was Vatican-like and Salzburg was called the “Rome of the North”.
Salzburg is located between two mountains Kapuzinerberg and Mönchenberg and the River Salzach. The small alleys, the colorful town homes, the beautiful gardens ... More and the numerous castles, palaces, churches and monastery give to the city a picturesque taste.
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